I am curious to know for those of you that hand piece or quilt, if you use a knot. I know there is a "quilters knot". However, my Grannie who taught me said, "A quilt should never know a knot." Instead, she made two tiny little stitches at the beginning and end. It is amazing that I remember this from a very small child. As I am working on the vintage quilts, I find her two tiny little stitches. I can tell when a quilt was quilted by a group (quilting bee) because I find knots.